A very important way of increasing immune system response is to increase body temperature with infrared therapy. 98,6° F is the natural operating temperature for most people. Immune system function, vitality and metabolism decrease with temperature loss about 50-70%. The lack of warmth often appears with cold hands and feet, but also with the chronic cold illnesses: Depressions, burnout, tiredness, impotence, Parkinson’s, MS and dementia as well as many other diseases. Cancer tumors grow faster when the body temperature is low. Low body temperature invites cancer because of the lowered ability of the immune system to clear the body of cancer cells.
The National Cancer Institute says, “Hyperthermia (also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures. Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues. Many studies have shown a significant reduction in tumor size when hyperthermia is combined with other treatments.”
The American Cancer Society says, “Hyperthermia refers to heat treatment—the carefully controlled use of heat for medical purposes. When cells in the body are exposed to higher-than-normal temperatures, changes take place inside the cells. These changes can make the cells more likely to be affected by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Very high temperatures can kill cancer cells outright.”
Fever is meant to increase immune system strength and doctors noticed in the past that often when one of their patients ran high fevers because of infection their cancer was also cleared.